upcycled dish towel purse by bohoECO

Can you believe this used to be a dish towel?

Sure did! My aunt sent it to me a couple years ago, when I first started the bohoECO blog and etsy store. She said she knew I could make something fun out of it.

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So, two years later I was finally ready! I knew I wanted to make a purse with a fold over flap so it took a little more planning than usual to get everything to line up. And the lining is made from an old bed sheet. Here are all the pieces:

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And a close up of the floral pattern:

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And after quite a bit of work, the final purse:

upcycled dish towel purse by bohoECO
upcycled dish towel purse by bohoECO

upcycled dish towel purse by bohoECO

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upcycled dish towel purse by bohoECO

 

I think it turned out rather cute! Of course, it’s fall and the print is rather spring-y so I may wait till next year to list this baby on etsy. Unless anyone wants it now. Speak up!

 

Do you have an item of clothing or a scrap of fabric that you just love but you never wear/use?  I would be honored to take something that’s just gathering dust and make it useful again! Send me a message in the comments or a convo on etsy. <3

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